DoReDos win Moldova's National Final O melodie pentru Europa 2018

Doinita Gherman brought a golden boy. Nicoleta Sava brought four Michael Jacksons. DoReDos brought moving mirrored boxes onstage. Sixteen acts fought their hardest for Moldova‘s ticket for Lisbon tonight, in the National Final of O melodie pentru Europa 2018. But in the end, fan favourites DoReDos won the show and got the honour of representing their country at Eurovision in May with the song “My Lucky Day”.

It all started with just 28 acts, cut to 16 after the live auditions. And tonight, after the  16 finalists performed their entries, DoReDos won it all.

Ahead of tonight’s final, the Wiwi Jury – our in-house panel of music unprofessionals – also placed DoReDos on top, with a score of 7.63/10. Robyn, who gave them 8/10, said,

DoReDos are adorkable. I’ve always wanted to see them at Eurovision, and this could be the song to take them there. Like their past national final entries — all written by different songwriters — “My lucky day” combines infectious dance beats with traditional Moldovan sounds. The trios’ voices sound great together and they could do fab things with this song in Lisbon.

Meanwhile, our reader ranked “My Lucky Day” first in our poll as well. DoReDos have gone and won it all, including the hearts of the Moldovan jury and viewers!

The trio did not rely just on the song and their voices tonight. Their staging was pretty impressive. It included mirrored boxes, moved by three dancers who brought even more energy to the already upbeat song. The three minutes flew by as Marina, Evgeny, and Sergiu sang their hearts out and danced as well, making “My Lucky Day” a reality.

Jury scores – O melodie pentru Europa 2018 national final

Jury scores O melodie pentru Europa 2018 Moldova

Televote – O melodie pentru Europa 2018 national final

Televote O melodie pentru Europa 2018 Moldova

Combined results – O melodie pentru Europa 2018 national final

Combined results O melodie pentru Europa 2018 Moldova

As you can see, DoReDos ranked first with the jury (only one jury member gave them eight points — the rest gave them 12) and with the televote, which put them on top as undisputed winners. Vera Turcanu, with a Sia-inspired show, finished second overall, while Doinita Gherman placed third with “Dance In Flames”.

So, after SunStroke Project in 2017, another fantastic trio will represent Moldova at Eurovision. This time, in Lisbon!

Speaking of SunStroke Project, last year’s second runners-up at Eurovision opened the National Final and showed us why they deserved to place this high in Kyiv. They also performed as a much-anticipated interval act. Their performance was full of energy, talent, and epic awesomeness.

Who are DoReDos?

DoReDos are Marina Djundiet, Evgeny Andrianov, and Sergiu Mita. The trio was set up in 2011 as Art Band and eventually called themselves DoReDos, inspired by the first two musical notes. They first entered Moldova’s national selection for Eurovision O melodie pentru Europa in 2015 with “Maricica” and then again in 2016 with “FunnyFolk”, but it wasn’t until Russian music legend Philipp Kirkorov wrote “My Lucky Day” for them that they got to win. Philipp Kirkorov had noticed their talent at the music contest New Wave 2017 in Sochi.

So DoReDos will fly the flag for Moldova at Eurovision in Lisbon, performing “My Lucky Day” in the first half of the second semi-final. Meanwhile, DoReDos are invited to perform “My Lucky Day” at Romania’s Selectia Nationala grand final on Sunday — the first step of Moldova’s promotional tour before flying to Portugal.

What do you think about tonight’s winning act? Do they stand a chance to advance to the Grand Final from the bloodbath that is going to be Semi-Final 2? Sound off below!

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Currikitaum
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Well, only 25 countries can reach the final. It is so kind of Moldova to step down so others can shine brighter.

Nonna
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What a shame on Eurovision to support territory division in Rep. Moldova. Eurovision contest should not be political. This is outrageous. These guys openly support military occupation by Russia in Moldova. Couple of years ago they have made symbolic pictures with the flag of Transnistria. Moldova had a war with Russia to defend it’s territories. So many Moldovans have been killed by Russian troupe in ’90s and now we see this?.. They do not recognise the territory sovereignty of Moldova and they promote Russia s interests in here. The huge amount of help from a Russian superstar, Fillip Kirkorov, is… Read more »
EmilyG
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Oh get a life with these political comments all the time. USSR countries should make their own contest (without Russia).
I am fed up with all this hate.
Eurovision song contest was created after World War II in order to UNITE the nations of Europe.

Zebb
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Well it’s expected for russian team to pick up right-minded people.

Colin
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Expected, but well earned. They were engaging. Maybe not a heavy hitter for me, but they certainly made me smile.

Graph
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1990’s Eurovision

Pork Loin D'Icee
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12 points from Romania

RumahDara
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what is this?

Eurovisionfan12
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Based on all the comments here, am I the only one who likes this?

Madeleine
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You are not the only one, I like it too, but let the haters get it off their chest. Is haters time now, ours will be in May.

Mara
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plagiarism or not? for one song of 2011 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXe9J56xDMs

SpirK
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Really not feeling it. Euro trash-pop and the lyrics aren’t helping.
P.S Ballard always writes really generic lyrics (“Hold Me”, “Shine” , “You Are The Only One”, “This Is Love”, and “My Lucky Day”).

eurovision6
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It has potential of giving Moldova another top 10 this year! They just need a better staging

Craig
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Both that song and the poor quality of the video made me feel like I was watching an entry from Eurovision circa 1996.
On the upside, at least it’s not another ballad.

Bastian
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It’s nice, it’s fun, nothing more. 6,5/10

TheDrMistery
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I’m actually convinced it will be very high. The only thing I’d change are black and white clothes. This energetic music would be better off with something colorful. I love choreography at the end!

Ingrid
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THIS IS POP EURO TRASH IN THE WORSE WAY,and i love Euro pop trash ,but This is literally garbage lol

Sana CRO
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awful song!

RealMusicLover
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Horrendous! It gave me headache. And so outdated! It does not deserve to go the final.

AngieP
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So happy! It was the best choice for Moldova!
However, I admit that I was a little disappointed by the staging. It felt empty in the beginning, some Ukraine 2008 inspiration with the mirrors and I wanted the group to be more active on stage. Of course they can work on that until May. A more original staging and them being a little more involved. Please keep the dancing part, it was really good.
Good luck to them!

Zebb
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Wow. I went through their selection mess and that was even worse than that grand dad hutorian song.
Moldova media causes this.

Skimur
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Sounds like a participant from early 2000. Unfortunately, the obvious non qualification. Maybe it’s not too late to adopt one of the participants from the Ukrainian selection? Tayanna, for example. 🙂

Ari
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I feel like we’ll be hearing A LOT of Eurovision songs by Kirkorov in the years to come. Have mercy, deity whose existence I doubt !

Sabrina
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Sounds cheap as hell. But at the same time, it’s fun to watch. Since the only song I actually liked on Moldova’s selection was the one from Anna Timofei, I’m cool with this result. I’m glad that Eurovision is moving to more serious songs and artists lately, but we still need things like that for some balance. But let me ask: what’s the thing with the moving walls/mirrors? There were some of them on Denmark’s final, then on Germany’s and now again on Moldova. DoReDos was the one who actually made some use for them, but they always look distracting… Read more »
Polyna
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Awful, even by Kirkorov’s standards.

Anfrers
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I wanted La Esencia del Sur so badly 🙁

Matthew
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It’s Melovin for Ukraine.

Ari
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So that makes two songs by Kirkorov in this year’s Eurovision. Please don’t let it get three.

hh
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Stay in the semi this year, Moldova. Sorry not sorry.

Zuzu
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Yay!

Joe
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We got our Slovenian song! Lea Sirk is going to Lisbon!

oli
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yeah, Slovenia is a contender for a 0 points result

Teeks
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Conflicted cos it’s basically another Russian entry, but tbh this is the jolt of fun the contest needs at this point. Elements of folk, Balkan sound and even swing-house. Don’t think it’s a winner but can’t imagine it missing the final.

oli
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Funny entry. Moldova is the land of the funny entries in ESC

Héctor
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All the songs were awful, so Moldova didn’t really have another option. “My Lucky Day” is a annoying and noisy and sound cheap. But this must be a common thing for Phillip. I want to see the live performance though. Maybe I’m missing something.

brennan
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2:44 in this song gives me shades of Rusinka (Macedonia 2011)
not sure about this one
seems uncomfortably cheap

brennan
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or maybe more accurately Lautar (Moldova 2012) idk something is very familiar about that trumpet line

Zoe
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Sooo happy!!! I tried to watch Moldova’s nf, but it played to 3 seconds before freezing for 5, so I kinda gave up. I’m so happy DoReDoS won though!!!!

Joe
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The difference between first and second place in televote though… Suspicious

Rory
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That one time when Moldova had a better Balkan tune than all the Balkan countries. LOL

Love it.

Tobias
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Trying so hard to make another “Hey Mamma” happen. Hilarious.

Ben005
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So true. And many other countries trying the same thing this year with saxophone beats in melody.

EmilyG
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Top 10 for sure.
Catchy and authentic.

Jo
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They are clearly trying to replicate Soundstroke Project. It isn’t as good as the former, but it’s great to have something like this in the contest. Likely a qualifier.

mad-professor
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That is by far the worst song out of any national final this year. Good lord, it’s like stepping back into the worst parts of 2002.

Paul
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This or another ballad though?!

mad-professor
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Out of the selected songs so far, there are only four ballads. If a ballad is the better song, then why shouldn’t it go?

Josh Kennon
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Really liked Vera and Constantin but can understand the appeal of DoReDos (though they were my 3rd choice maybe)

West
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This wasn’t my favourite by far. It’s not a bad song – but it just didn’t interest me enough.

Leo M
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I’m not a fan of this. There just trying to copy Sunstroke Project but the song is nowhere near as good. Maybe 10 years ago it might have worked.

Joe
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Smart choice, and the one we all saw coming. Great job Moldova! One national final down, four to go.

KESC
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Welcome back to the final for a second time, Moldova!

Roelof Meesters
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Sooooooooooooo happy, I haven’t heard their live performance yet but I feel like they are going to bring something spectacular to Lisbon.